The Golden Filter - Solid Gold | Peter, Bjorn & John - Lay It Down (The Golden Filter Remix)
I know I've used this excuse countless times, but yes, once again, I have completely ignored an great group/band/artist, just because I "don't have time" to listen to everything without having to sit in front of this screen for 8 hours a day. I won't bore you with my lame excuses and I'll just cut to the chase. 6 months ago, The Golden Filter was this very mysterious, very DIY type of band. Since then, the Golden Filter has worked with Cut copy, Peter Bjorn & John, Little Boots, and Empire of the Sun. They put the blogosphere ablaze with their infectious, bubble-electro tune, "Solid Gold," and are finally releasing a limited edition 7" on 2/16 in the UK via DUMMY and it will include b-side "Favourite Things" along with "Solid Gold" remixes by Russ Chimes, Mondkopf, and Clouded Vision digitally). I have a feeling these guys will be huge in 2009.
On January 30th, The Golden Filter made its North American live debut in New York City with the Presets, Heartsrevolution, and Pink Skull — you can catch the rest of the dates for their Spring tour on their Myspace page.
Sunny Day Sets Fire - Adrenaline (XXXChange remix)
Sunny Day Sets Fire is this sugary indie pop based out of "London via Italy, Hong Kong & Toronto,United Kingdom," according to their Myspace page. This international group of friends released an album last year called, Summer Sound, but with all of the other British debut acts to compete with, Sunny Day Sets Fire's album fell short. But the band is ready to move passed that and are preparing for the release of their Adrenaline EP on February 9th. Included in the EP is this great remix by Spank Rock producer XXXChange. This remix doesn't live up to XXXChange's top notch remixes (remember his remix of Thom Yorke's "Eraser"? Beautiful!), but it's good enough to bring some attention to his fun band.